2019/20 Provincial Towns League (PTL) - Fixtures
 

28th Sept Vs Sliabh Beagh in Monaghan.

To be rescheduled V's Ballymoney in Ballymoney 

23rd November V's Strule, in Omagh

26th January V's Enniskillen provisionally in Dungannon

8th February V's Lurgan provisionaly in Dungannon 

7th March South Area heats in Portadown

28th March Finals in Ballymena

 

Results will be in Members area.

 

PTL Notes

PTL is the next level of competition from the Aquasprints Junior League and applies to club swimmers in the following age groups:

 

Group A: born 2008/2009

Group B: born 2006/2007

Group C: born 2004/2005

Group D: born 2003 or earlier

 

Swimmers for each gala are selected approximately two weeks in advance.  Selection is undertaken by the Team Manager and is based on performances and times achieved by swimmers at recent club galas, time trials and Swim Ulster galas.

 

Swimmers selected for galas will be informed via text approximately two weeks in advance.  Please take the time to read and reply to these messages.  If a swimmer cannot attend the gala they should inform the team manager as soon as possible to ensure replacements can be arranged in good time.

 

Dates and results for the 2018/19 PTL galas are noted above.  Any change to dates will be notified via text as well as on the club website and Facebook pages.

 

Race Format

The race format at PTL galas is as follows:

 

Medley relay: 2 races per age group (boys and girls): 8 races

  • Max 3 teams per age group (boys and girls)

  • Boys and girls race separately

  • Group A: 4x25m

  • All other Groups: 4x50m

     

    Individual strokes: 2 races per age group (boys and girls) all 4 strokes: 32 races

  • Max 3 swimmers per age group (boys and girls)

  • Boys and girls race separately

  • 50m for all age groups

     

    Individual medley: 2 races per age group (boys and girls): 8 races

  • Max 3 swimmers per age group (boys and girls)

  • Boys and girls race separately

  • 100m for all age groups

     

    Freestyle relay: 2 races per age group (boys and girls): 8 races

  • Max 3 teams per age group (boys and girls)

  • Boys and girls race separately

  • Group A: 4x25m

  • All other Groups: 4x50m

     

    Other notes

  • Galas normally last between 2-3 hours.

  • Swimmers should wear club swimming costume and swim cap when racing.

  • They should also bring drinks, spare towels, goggles, swim cap, poolside shoes and t-shirt.

  • Glass bottles are strictly prohibited at any club galas.

  • Coach transport for away galas will normally be provided by the club.

  • Swimmers will be asked to confirm their travel arrangements prior to the gala by text.  Please reply as soon as possible to ensure the correct size of coach is ordered.

  • Coach transport may be cancelled in the event of insufficient numbers.  Alternative lift arrangements will then be made subject to availability.  All swimmers will be informed in the event of this happening.

     

    Parental assistance is required at *ALL* galas:

  • Timekeepers (minimum six).

  • Officials/coaches to organize swimmers prior to each race.

  • Time and scoring recorders.

  • Refreshments helpers and servers (home galas only).

  • Parents are also asked to provide sandwiches, fruit, buns, biscuits and cakes for home galas only. Details will be on the selection text sent by the Team Manager approximately two weeks before the gala.

 

Provincial Towns League (PTL)